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Photo: Introductory meeting with the artists in Visborg, October 2019.

Art in Urban Development Project Visborg

The Region of Gotland is planning for residential areas and related activities in the former regimental area Visborg, south of the island’s main city Visby. BAC was commissioned in April 2019 to be the artistic leader in the Region of Gotland’s Art in Urban Development Project Visborg in collaboration with Public Art Agency Sweden.

The Region of Gotland seeks to develop working methods for the inclusion of art in urban planning projects in order to find new perspectives on planning processes and the areas than otherwise expected. The work with art as part of the planning process will therefore be based on artistic studies, dialogues and physical and material experiments that precedes the actual development of the new city district.

The invited artists; Ingela Ihrman, Juri Markkula and Gediminas and Nomeda Urbonas have now begun their research in Visborg. The group of artists represent different experiences and perspectives, both from Gotland and international contexts and have a strong interest in the interplay between humans, nature, place and time.

Photo: Introductory meeting with the artists in Visborg, October 2019.

Cooperation

Art in Urban Development Project Visborg is part of the Public Art Agency’s scheme Art in Urban Development and is carried out in cooperation between Public Art Agency Sweden, Region Gotland and BAC.

Links

Public Art Agency Sweden

Region Gotland

Ingela Ihrman is a Swedish artist based in Malmö.

Juri Markkula is a Swedish artist based in Visby.

Gediminas och Nomeda Urbonas are Lithuanian artists based in Cambridge, USA.

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